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08/05/2013 05:54 pm ET

'Reckless': Kelly Rutherford Lands Recurring Role In CBS' Midseason Cam Gigandet Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

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Spotted: Lily van der Woodsen is heading to Charleston to climb a very different social ladder. Kelly Rutherford has landed a recurring role in CBS' midseason drama "Reckless," HuffPost TV has learned exclusively.

"Reckless" is a legal drama set in Charleston, South Carolina, in which a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Anna Wood) and a charming southern attorney (Cam Gigandet) must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.

Rutherford will play Joyce, a stoic, and shark-like member of the City Council who is clearly its alpha leader. Her political ambition will progress throughout the season as the show's scandal deepens.

Check out the official description for the series below:

Jamie Sawyer (Wood) is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival, Roy Rayder (Gigandet), a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum (Gregory Harrison). When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus (Georgina Haig) hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston PD.

Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox (Michael Gladis), a family man who radiates integrity. Working under him are Terry McCandless (Shawn Hatosy), a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz (Adam Rodriguez), Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi (Kim Wayans), an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston.

"Reckless" will premiere midseason on CBS.

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